The Tide Experiment is about to release the first film of its fourth edition: Black, starring Aboubakr Bensaihi & Martha Canga Antonio and directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah.
This urban Romeo & Juliet won hearts and minds worldwide, being awarded the 2015 Toronto Discovery Award, the Best Film Audience Award at 2015 Ghent International Film Festival. During 2015 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, main actress won the Jury Price Best Actress and the movie was nominated for the Grand Prize.
“Firecracker chemistry between the two leads makes this doomed Romeo and Juliet romance all the more tragically persuasive”
Synopsis: Mavela, 15 years old, is a Black Bronx. She falls madly in love with Marwan, an extremely charismatic member of the rival gang, the 1080’s. The young couple is forced to make a brutal choice between gang loyalty and the love they have for one another, an impossible dilemma.
Soon available in Spain, Portugal and Italy on theatres and on Demand!
Miss Julie, starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, is The Tide Experiment last release this year.
A country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie (Jessica Chastain) and John (Colin Farrell), her father’s valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse – united in mutual loathing and attraction.
By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and vision of a life together… Unsure if the morning brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in a final act as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.
Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle for power and dominance, enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion.
“This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space.”
Earth may not have been visited by aliens, but ever since the invention of radio and television, humans have been sending signals into outer space, announcing their existence to other civilizations, so the question is not ‘what if’ it happens, but rather ‘when’. With unprecedented access to everyone from the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs to experts from NASA, ISU (International Space University), the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, and military advisors, the film builds up a chillingly believable scenario of first contact on Earth, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? Continue reading Michael Madsen New Documentary ‘The Visit’ on Tide→
White Shadow gets prepared for releases in spring 2015 in France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Hungary, Romania, and Lithuania. The film, executively produced by Ryan Gosling, had its launch in Venice and Sundance, and obtained several awards worldwide. Important film directors have recognized at public level the value of the film. “Francis Ford Coppola says White Shadow is “Timeless, haunting, horrific, beautiful “. Amat Escalante has added: “An urgent film of pure cinema, raw like a spirit that moves and plays inside of you and will not get out without a fight.”
Second edition of Tide releases of Master of the Universe and White Shadow in more than 10 European countries.
TIDE, a project of SPIDE supported by the European Commission for two years in a row, is an experimental new model of distribution which promotes Day-and-Date Releases of Independent European movies. After four Day & Date releases on its 1st edition (Viramundo, Magnifica Presenza, For Those in Peril and Après la Nuit), The Tide Experiment kicks off a 2nd edition to continue experimenting new models of film distribution. The two first chosen titles for this year are the award-wining finance documentary Master of the Universeby Marc Bauder and the daring feature White Shadow by Noah Deshe.
On May 16th, in Cannes (Majestic, Matha 2), the European Commission and theEuropean Parliament organized a Conference to present the results of the three experiments, EDAD, Speedbunch and the Tide Experiment, held within the framework of the Preparatory Action “Circulation of films in the digital era”.
Un lieu se trouve au centre du film de Basil daCunha, Aprés la nuit : le bidonville créole de Reboleira dans la banlieue de Lisbonne. C’est là où réside Sombra qui y vit seul en compagnie d’un iguane. C’est là aussi ou criblé de dettes, il est contraint à participer à un casse, un casse qui tournera mal bien sûr.
Basil Da Cunha n’a pas 30 ans, Après la nuit est son premier long métrage, une histoire dans laquelle il sait mêler le réalisme avec des éléments mystiques et mystérieux, associer la rugosité et la tendresse, relier le rap avec l’accordéon… Des mélanges qui reflètent peut être la double culture de son auteur, à la fois suisse et portugais, qui a grandi à Lausanne et qui vit désormais à Lisbonne. Un début de parcours qui sort donc des sentiers battus, une ode comme le dit lui-même son auteur « à un certain savoir vivre » dans laquelle Pasolini côtoierait Hector Babenco.
C’est donc de son premier film que Basil daCunha est venu s’entretenir avec FilmoTV en la personne de Laurent Delmas. Il nous a parlé de son expérience de tournage dans un décor pas comme les autres avec des comédiens pas comme les autres, mais aussi de ses projets et de son cinéma en devenir.